Suspect Arrested For Credit Card Purchases at Beatrice Business

BEATRICE – Bond is set at $5,000 for a man suspected of using a credit card he didn’t own, to purchase items at a Beatrice business.

Police arrested 22-year-old Kaleb Mullen Wednesday, after responding to a report of someone making unauthorized credit card purchases at the Tractor Supply Store in north Beatrice.

A man was observed coming into the store twice, and making purchases with a credit card store personnel determined did not belong to him.   Police contacted the owner of the card, who said he had been waiting for it to be mailed to him and did not authorize use of the card by anyone else.

Mullen is suspected of going into the store and using the card to purchase cat litter, a safe and some beef jerky.   He allegedly returned to the store a second time to purchase a drone, using the card.

Police got a description of a vehicle leaving the store, and later stopped a red Ford on Scott Street, in Beatrice.

Police contacted Mullen and recovered a syringe from the vehicle that had liquid in it.  Items purchased by Mullen with the card were recovered from his residence.

Mullen was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, and possession of methamphetamine.

He faces a July 25th Gage County Court hearing.

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